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Morning Coffee Klatsch Still Life Painting Cancelled

Due to the corona virus, this class has been cancelled.

Dates: August 20-21.

Start your day with coffee and creativity! This popular two-morning class is designed for the emerging painter who desires to further develop their skill with some easy relaxed still life painting. Each three-hour morning session will start with a slide lecture on the history of still life painting then move to materials and pallet setup, color mixing, composition and finally to beautiful paintings of that day still life setup of flowers or fruits or whatever.

The first morning will start with a slide lecture on the history of still life painting from the ancient Minoans to today’s Gerhard Richter with stops along the way to discuss Hans Memling, Henri Fantin-Latour, Chinese and Japanese still life, the Impressionists, Cubism, abstraction, Andy Warhol and outsider art.

There will be frequent demonstrations by the instructor. Each student will get individual attention to help them progress at their own pace.

Wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting paint-stained.

Participants will be amazed at paintings that will develop over the two mornings.

Coffee and donuts served.

Hank Feeley is an author, painter, and sculptor whose second book Painting the Joy of Sleeping Bear County published in 2016. He is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Harvard Business School. He has been a Visiting Artist at SAIC, an Artist in Residence at Ox-Bow, and has taught at Roosevelt University and the Dennos Museum, and will be teaching at Interlochen starting in 2020. His work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally. He is represented in Chicago by Aron Packer Projects and, in New York, by First Street Gallery.

August 20-21, 9am-12pm

This class held at GAAC and does not allow oil paint so you may bring any water-based paint or soft pastel. Call or email Hank if you have questions: (312) 560-3916, hankfeeley@att.net

Portable easel – I suggest a French easel or something like a Stanrite 500 aluminum

A small portable/fold up table to hold pallet and paints

Six medium canvases/paper

Pallet (Get the 16”x 20”tear-off pallet at the craft store)

Tray for watercolor if using

Water jars and a spray bottle

Lots of tee shirt material wipe cloths

Paper towels for cleanup



Titanium white

Yellow ochre

Cadmium yellow light

Cadmium red light

Venetian red

Sap green

Cobalt blue

Ultramarine blue

Alizarin crimson

Burnt umber

Refunds: Requests for cancellation by the student at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.

Minimum Enrollment: Glen Arbor Arts Center Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class or multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session (30 days prior for multi-day workshops). If a class is cancelled by GAAC for lack of enrollment, GAAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid (Cash payments will be refunded by check). Please be aware that GAAC is not responsible for losses incurred due to housing, travel or other arrangements.


August 20
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$120 – $135
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Hank Feeley
Beginner / Intermediate


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